Cong, JD(S) target govt, Speaker

The Opposition parties have sought the intervention of Governor H R Bhardwaj in this regard. “The State has plunged into a Constitutional crisis in the wake of the Supreme Court quashing Bopaiah’s order on disqualification of 16 MLAs. Hence, we urge the Governor to recommend to the Centre to invoke article 356 of the Constitution and dismiss the government,” KPCC President G Parameshwara told reporters.

The government “has no moral right to continue in office” as it has been reduced to a minority following withdrawal of support by some BJP MLAs in a petition submitted to the Governor on October 6 last year, he added.

Opposition leader in the Legislative Assembly Siddaramaiah alleged that the ruling party was politically motivated in convening the legislature session from May 16. The BJP did not want to debate development issues in the House.

Hence, the Governor should not accept the Government’s plea to summon the legislature,  he said.
He also dared Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa to dissolve the Assembly and go to polls.
“Let Yeddyurappa dissolve the Assembly and go to polls. We will also fight it. If we fail to win, we will take political sanyas,” he stated. 

JD(S) floor leader H D Revanna has urged the Governor to dismiss the government, alleging that Yeddyurappa has resorted to horse trading to woo 11 rebel MLAs, whose Assembly membership was restored by the Supreme Court.

Both the parties demanded that the Speaker should immediately resign in the light of the strictures passed against him by the Supreme Court.

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